Acer palmatum 'Bi Ho' provides colour and interest all year round. The bright yellow bark looks splendid in winter once all the leaves have fallen. In spring, yellow-green leaves emerge with a pink flush. In autumn, they turn a stunning golden yellow-orange.
A compact Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum 'Bi Ho' grows to just 2 x 2 metres in 20 years. It is ideal as a feature, in a border or grown in a large pot. Plant in full sun or partial shade in soil with good drainage.
AKA Acer palmatum 'Bi-hoo', Golden Bark Japanese Maple
Our pot grown Golden Bark Maples can be planted at any time of year. Ensure that the site is suitable (e.g. relatively sheltered and not waterlogged), then remove all weeds and grass within a metre.
Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and approximately twice as wide. To help your Coral Bark Maple establish more effectively, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole, especially if you have poor soil.
Using ericaceous compost where possible as this encourages vibrant Maple leaf colours, mix 50% of the original soil and 50% compost. Use this mix to fill in the hole and firm around gently, taking care not to bank soil up around the collar of the tree. The tree planting guide has further information and videos.
If possible, use rain water instead of tap water for watering Japanese Maples as this is more acidic and better for foliage colour. If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Keep an eye on young Maples and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. We stock a range of irrigation kits for more effective watering.
Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If there is snow fall, gently brush the snow from the branches to ensure it does not weigh down the framework and cause damage.
Pruning should be carried out in the dormant season, from November to March. Japanese Maple trees bleed during other times of the year so pruning can weaken the branches. However, Japanese Maple trees very rarely need pruning. The natural shape is normally the most attractive and pruning should be carried out with a less is more approach. Only remove, crossing, damaged or diseased branches. Do not coppice Golden Bark Maple trees.
1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat
1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat
Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.
All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.
For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.
Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.
Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.
To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.
The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.
Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.
Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.
Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:
Standard either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard 10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard 12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height
|Plant Specification||Form||Supplied Size||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Bush||60-90cm||5L pot||£49.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bush||80-110cm||10L pot||£69.99 (ex VAT)|